Match gallery: Mansfield Town 1 Cheltenham Town 1

Finnish international Daniel O'Shaughnessy rescued a point out of nowhere for visiting Cheltenham with a 30-yard rocket finish ten minutes from time as Mansfield Town were held 1-1 in this afternoon's opening home League Two fixture.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 15th August 2016, 12:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:09 pm
Mansfield Town v Cheltenham
Matt Green tees up a first half shot on goal.
Mansfield Town v Cheltenham Matt Green tees up a first half shot on goal.

In warm sunshine, the sides had battled out an unexciting first half with Harry Pell missing the best chance for the visitors.

But, after Mitch Rose had notched his second goal of the week four minutes into the second-half, the visitors threatened rarely and Mansfield must have thought they were about to win their first home game to build on that opening victory at Newport.

But it wasn’t to be as O’Shaughessy smashed in the sort of goal more regularly seen on Match of the Day to spoil Stags’ day.

Mansfield Town v Cheltenham Matt Green tees up a first half shot on goal.

The leveller rocked the Stags who were lucky not to then lose it as the visitors produced a grandstand finish.

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Mansfield Town v Cheltenham Matt Green tees up a first half shot on goal.